ERIC Number: ED257281
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Model Program for Retrieval and Acceleration of Promising Young Handicapped and Talented (RAPYHT). Program Performance Report, October 1, 1983-September 30, 1984.
Illinois Univ., Urbana.
An interim program performance report is presented for the sixth year of the Handicapped Children's Early Education Program (HCEEP) entitled "A Model Program for Retrieval and Acceleration of Promising Young Handicapped and Talented" (RAPYHT), based at the University of Illinois. Technical assistance was provided to three major target groups: replication site personnel, children and parents, and awareness audiences. Twenty-one sites were identified and site personnel were trained. Direct costs per site were reduced by 73% during this second year of the field-based model of outreach. Overall rating of RAPYHT training and materials by teachers was 3.22 on a 4.0 scale. The replication sites and the demonstration site screened 1,306 handicapped children, of whom 84 were identified as having one or more potential talent areas and received talent programming based on the RAPYHT model. Among 12 appendices are data on evaluation of workshops and conferences, progress of sites in replication of the RAPYHT model, satisfaction with the model, evaluation of child progress, and evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of the model of outreach. Sample documents include the site screening questionnaire and the replication agreement. (Author/JW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Handicapped Children's Early Education Program.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana.